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DIY Energy from Waste

This article was published in Waste Management World, the publication of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) in September 2016. by Zoë Lenkiewicz, Head of Communications at WasteAid and a freelance waste communications consultant When outgoing ISWA...

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A new 100% recyclable, 100% biodegradable plastic

ZL Comms / Aquapak Press Release  Aquapak Polymers Ltd has developed a process to produce a multifunctional packaging polymer that is both 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable in standard waste management facilities. Currently at demonstration phase and with a...

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International biowaste management & the nutrient cycle

Published by Recycling & Waste World It could be argued that of all the resources waste managers manage, bio-resources are the most critical to ‘get right’. Biowaste managers play an important role in supporting the nutrient cycle, converting food waste into...

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta films bring recycling alive

ZL Comms / Real World Visuals Press Release Bristol Waste is bringing recycling alive with short films created to celebrate the Bristol Balloon Fiesta. In partnership with Real World Visuals, the newly established Bristol Waste Company has developed the films to...

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Message in a Bottle

Published by Waste Planning Developing countries that lack waste-management services are taking up the challenge themselves. Combining plastic bottles and packaging into ecobricks is a reuse concept that is becoming more popular. Imagine the bin men are on strike....

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Changes to EPR systems

Published by Recycling & Waste World Extended Producer Responsibility has been used internationally for over 25 years as a tool to move towards a circular economy, to varying degrees of success. According to Zero Waste Europe, on average less than 40 per cent of...

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Waste and the Sustainable Development Goals

Now is the time to recognise waste management is vital for global sustainable development There are more than 7 billion of us, and we’re producing waste every day. A staggering half of that waste isn’t collected, treated or safely disposed of, and it’s causing a...

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Industry Views on the EU Circular Economy Package

Going Full Circle? In December 2015, the European Union published the long-awaited Circular Economy Package. The measures and targets will drive Europe towards greater resource efficiency, closing the loop on product cycles and retaining the value of resources within...

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This Is Not A Leaf: The Story Of Plastic Bottle Schools

This story starts with one elderly woman in rural Guatemala. Too poor to build her home with bricks, she decided to use the plastic trash her village was fast filling up with. Using a twig, she started stuffing plastic trash into used water bottles. Each filled bottle...

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Valuing Waste, Valuing Those Who Depend On Waste

20 million people make a meagre living from picking recyclables out of trash. Shoot For Change photographer Timothy Bouldry draws attention to the complexities of closing dumpsites and creating alternatives for the people that depend on them.   Waste:...

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